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Estrela Mountain Dog


Big, strong and confident, the Estrela Mountain Dog is a hardy, noble breed. Estrelas are loyal and kind, but are not to be messed with; they respond calmly and ferociously to perceived danger. As such, an Estrela needs to be paired with an owner that has pack leader skills, as they respect strength, confidence and consistency. Their naturally protective natures, deep loyalty and watchful intelligence make them a good fit in any family that desires this poised breed.

Adult Size

  • Huge
  • Large

Amount of Shedding

  • Sheds Excessively

Appropriate Environment

  • Apartment
  • Fenced In Yard
  • House
  • Invisible Fenced Yard

Breed Group

  • Working Group

Coat Length

  • Long Coat
  • Short Coat

Coat Quality

  • Rough Coat


  • Gray
  • Tan


  • Drools Regularly

Energy Level

  • Energetic
  • Very Energetic

Exercise Needs

  • Needs Lots of Exercise
  • Needs Regular Exercise

Full Grown Height

  • 24-26″
  • 27-30″

Full Grown Weight

  • 101-110lbs
  • 111-120lbs
  • 121-130lbs
  • 131-140lbs
  • 76-80lbs
  • 80-90lbs
  • 91-100lbs

General Health

  • Healthy Breed

Good Choice for New Dog Owners

  • Good Dog for Your First Dog

Good Dog for Cold Weather?

  • Can Manage in Cold Weather
  • Thrives in Cold Weather

Good Dog for Hot Weather?

  • Can Manage in Hot Weather
  • Doesn’t Do Well in Hot Weather

Good With Children?

  • Good with Kids


  • Requires Occasional Brushing


  • Smart
  • Very Intelligent


  • Affectionate
  • Very Affectionate


  • Playful

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